Outdoor Labyrinth

Community Labyrinth Walks

Community Labyrinth walks are held on the Equinox or Solstice. Please stop back closer to the date for additional information.

No registration is necessary. Guests and the public are always welcome. A love offering will be gratefully accepted. Weather permitting, there will be refreshments by the fire pit after your walk. An indoor labyrinth will be available

2024 DatesLabyrinth

New Beginnings! The Spring Equinox is Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Our Community Labyrinth walk is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Our indoor and outdoor labyrinths will be available as we celebrate the Spring Equinox. Join us for this time of rebirth and new beginnings! There will not be a formal drum circle. However, you are welcome to bring drums and other instruments as we plan to have the fire pit (weather permitting!)  There is no charge for this event, but love offerings are always welcome.

The Summer Solstice is Thursday, June 20, 2024.
Our Community Labyrinth walk is 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Autumn Equinox is Sunday, September 22, 2024. 
Our Community Labyrinth walk is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Winter Solstice is Saturday, December 21, 2024. 
Our Community Labyrinth walk is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Our Labyrinth

LabyrinthOur Labyrinth is always open and open to all!

At 90 feet in diameter, Unity Spiritual Center's outdoor labyrinth is the largest in Ohio.

Unity's labyrinth is based on the design of the world-famous labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

The outdoor labyrinth is behind Unity Hall on the campus of Unity Spiritual Center. Unity welcomes people of all faiths to perform this walking meditation at their convenience.

The labyrinth is not a maze. There are no tricks or dead ends. Instead, it has a single circuitous path that winds into the center. You use the same path to return; the entrance becomes the exit. The path is in full view, which allows you to be quiet and focused internally.

LabyrinthGenerally, there are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center, and returning or taking back out to the world you received.

The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. Labyrinth designs have been found on pottery, tablets, and tiles dating back 4,000 years. 

The labyrinth is a tool to guide healing, deepen self-knowledge, and empower creativity. Walking the labyrinth clears the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey. It urges action. It calms people in the throes of life transitions. It helps them see their lives in the context of a path, a pilgrimage. It helps to stir the creative fires within. To those in deep sorrow, the walk gives solace and peace.

Each of us has a different experience as we bring our unique hopes, dreams, history, and the longings of the soul. It is truly a sacred place, an active prayer.

LabyrinthGuidelines to Walking a Labyrinth

1.    At the entrance, pause a moment to clear your mind.
2.    Become aware of your breath.
3.    Walk in silence, at a pace that feels natural, following the outlined path.
4.    You may pass people or let others step around you.
5.    At the center, stay as long as you like. Reflect on God, pray, or meditate. 
6.    As you leave the center, follow the same path in reverse.
7.    Upon exiting the labyrinth, turn and offer a nod or bow to honor your experience.


Ways to Use the Labyrinth

LabyrinthConsider the labyrinth a walking prayer or meditation. Feel free to do what is comfortable and to experiment. Here are some suggestions:

In silent reflection, open to receiving peace or guidance.

Walking with your spirit guides, angels, Jesus, Mother Mary, etc.

Contemplating a problem, joy, dream, or question in your life.

Meditating on a particular verse of scripture, prayer, or affirmation.

Repeating a meaningful phrase or word.

Calling others to mind in forgiveness, healing, or love.

As a joyful act of Thanksgiving and praise.


Photos by Jan Casey-Liber and David Schwartz.